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FUTURES Foundation honors 38 students

FUTURES Foundation honors 38 students

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Outstanding juniors representing Volusia County public schools were honored at a graduation reception and recognition event sponsored by Giles Electric Company, Stetson University Greenfeather and FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools on April 10 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The 38 students are participants in the Tomorrow’s Leaders […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Track and field program making great strides BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats track and field program has quietly put together a decent outdoor season. The program has eight gold medals, 117 top 10 finishes and 29 athletes (12 women and 17 men) qualified for the MEAC Championships. “Right now we are […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Atlantic’s alumni narrowly defeats faculty in game for coach BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                 DAYTONA TIMES The Alumni beat the Faculty 87-85 in a charity basketball game at Atlantic High in Port Orange on April 13. The game was a benefit for Coach Herman Perry, Atlantic’s assistant girls basketball coach, who recently suffered a stroke and […]

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Reed: Tear down ‘deplorable’ Zone 6 properties

Commissioner voices concerns at Midtown meeting; Tooley named new chair of board BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Zone 6’s commissioner is calling for the demolition of abandoned and neglected buildings in the area she serves. Commissioner Paula Reed brought her concerns before the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board this week as it elected Bishop […]

Living legends share history at middle school

Living legends share history at middle school

Three Tuskegee Airmen, traveling exhibit make stop at Campbell BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Three legendary pilots were back in the area last week to speak and answer questions about their adventure during World War II. Tuskegee Airmen Charles “Doc’’ Holiday, Daniel Keel and Hiram E. Mann, all fighter pilots, attended a presentation at the […]

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

NAACP probing arrest of 911 caller

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The arrest of a Black Daytona Beach resident after she called 911 for help after her home was burglarized has garnered the attention of the local NAACP. “We have spoken with Mrs. Jones, and will be following up with Chief (Mike) Chitwood regarding the arrest,” Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia […]

Marriage material? Church seminar to help single women figure it out

Marriage material? Church seminar to help single women figure it out

By ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A workshop and seminar for women who are ready for their significant others to – as Beyonce sings – “put a ring on it,” is being held next week at Hope Fellowship Church. The free workshop titled “Marriage Material” is the first in a three-part series focused on women aged […]

Two indicted in Dent’s death

Two indicted in Dent’s death

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES An 18-year-old was charged this week with first-degree murder of a 17-year-old while another young man along for the ride has been charged as a principal to the murder. Ji’Ron Dent died March 7, two days after being allegedly shot by Tijuan Isaac. The teen’s death has prompted an outcry […]

Suicide prevention,  awareness the focus of campus seminar

Suicide prevention, awareness the focus of campus seminar

BY TAMARA PATRICK DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Association of Suicidology, 2,144 African-Americans committed suicide in the United States in 2010. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among African-American youth ages 10- to 19 after homicide and accidents. Bethune-Cookman University Counseling Services along with the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival Through Education Prevention and Services) […]

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

Black lawyers coming together to give free advice

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Two separate forums hosted by two different groups of Black attorneys will take place Friday and Saturday to provide free legal advice to whoever needs it. The Hatchett Bar Association is planning a Community Legal Education Forum Saturday April 13 at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church while on Friday attorneys […]